Ferrous Fumarate BP

Ferrous Fumarate is the fumarate salt form of the mineral iron, occurring as a reddish-orange powder, used to supplement iron intake. It has the chemical formula C4H2FeO4.


Used as a dietary supplement, and to prevent or treat iron deficiency related syndromes.


Chemical Name: Ferrous Fumarate
Synonyms: Iron (II) fumarate
Mol. Formula: C4H2FeO4
Mol. Weight: 169.9 g/mol
CAS No.:  141-01-5


General Specifications

Test Specification
Description It occurs as fine, reddish-orange or reddish –brown powder

Test (A)

Test (B)


Test (C)


a.       Thin-layer chromatography

b.       Specified Test. An orange-yellow color develops and the solution shows no fluorescence.

c.        It gives reactions of iron

Solubility Slightly soluble in water, very slightly soluble in ethanol (96%)
Sulfates Not more than 0.2%
Arsenic Not more than 5 ppm
Ferric Ion Not more than 2.0%
Cadmium Not more than 10 ppm
Chromium Not more than 200 ppm
Lead Not more than 20 ppm
Mercury Not more than 1 ppm
Nickel Not more than 200 ppm
Zinc Not more than 500 ppm
Loss on drying Not more than 1.0%
Assay Not less than 93.0% and not more than 101.0% (dried substance)


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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